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wash out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wash out

  1. 1 to be unsuccessful <most of the participants in the tough training program washed out> Synonyms bomb, collapse, crater, flame out, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, tank, failRelated Words flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, succeed, work out

  2. 2 to make white or whiter by removing color <the bright lights of the TV studio washed out her facial features, making her look as white as a ghost> Synonyms blanch, bleach, blench, decolorize, dull, fade, pale, snow, whitenRelated Words brighten, lighten; dim, mat (also matte or matt); etiolate; whitewash; frost, silverNear Antonyms blacken; blotch, checker, dapple, daub, discolor, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, shade, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, streak, striate, stripe, tarnish, variegate; color, dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge, tint; burnish, polish, shineAntonyms darken, deepen, embrown

  3. 3 to use up all the physical energy of <that last illness washed the child out completely> Synonyms break, burn out, bust, do in, do up, drain, fag, fatigue, frazzle, harass, kill, knock out, outwear, tire, tucker (out), exhaust, wear, wear out, wearyRelated Words debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, waste, weakenNear Antonyms activate, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, strengthen, vitalize; relax, rest, unwind

  4. 4 to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse <wash out your bathing suit in the sink> Synonyms irrigate, rinse, sluice, wash, flushRelated Words deluge, engulf, flood, inundate, swamp; flow, gush, rush, stream; douche, hose; drench, saturate, soak; douse (also dowse), slosh, splash




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